Tall Poppy Syndrome

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A pejorative term used in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand to describe a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or criticised because their talents or achievements elevate them above or distinguish them from their peers. This contrasts with Americans who (are said to) admire the ‘rugged individual’ and self-sufficient pioneers who succeed against all odds
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